I believe that the small touches at parties that are most noticed, and these don't need to cost the earth. Halloween is the perfect opportunity to get creative with your kids and make amazing decorations to bring a party to life! You certainly don't need to throw money into a party to make it memorable or to have a good time.
With Halloween just round the corner we thought we would share some tips that will transform your home into a spooky Halloween den. The suggested decorations can all be made at home and make for great craft and cooking activities too:
Fill the bath with thick red goo, and float things like eyeballs, spiders, severed fingers, skulls and creepy crawlies in it. Buy some bloody red hand and footprint stickers, and have them trailing out of the bath and along the bathroom floor. All these items can be easily bought online. As well as this:
Get a variety of eerie Halloween masks and stick them on your walls, give your little ones the scary impression they are being watched.
Create a spooky banqueting feast, including lychee eyeballs, severed finger sandwiches, spaghetti for brains, etc. During the party, challenge the kids to guess the dish, this is always a huge hit at our parties.
Weave fake cobwebs in and out of banisters, and then decorate the cobwebs with toy spiders, worms, and other ghoulish props.
Hire a dry ice machine and buy a soundtrack of scary sounds such as creaking doors and whistling winds, to create that extra ghoulish vibe to your Halloween party.
Carve scary faces out of pumpkins, and position them in every window of your house, to welcome or scare your guests.
Be creative with what’s in your garden. Collect twigs, branches and leaves (orange,brown or dead) to create creepy flower displays, and drape in cobwebs for the extra touch.
Make a witches potion store. Fill old glass jars and vases with coloured liquids (look no further than some good food colouring). Or, if you dare, go to the butcher and ask for offal to display in jars. As a finishing touch, write potions on scrolls and scatter around the table.
Lastly, remember to be organized. By being organised you can relax, have fun and focus on the kids at the party to enjoy the evening with them. The more you plan in advance, the less you will have to worry about on the day. Thinking about decorations in the week running up to Halloween is especially important so you don’t spend a full day in last minute preparation. Consider the little things, like lifting the wicks of night light candles and putting them in the pumpkins ahead of time. It may seem minor, but will prove a nightmare if you run out of time on the day! Ideally, aim to keep two nights free so you can set up before your party. This way, if you notice that anything is missing, you don’t have to run around on the day itself scrambling to find it.
After the fun and games are over, look out for discounted decorations in shops, these will be incredibly cheap and save you time and money next year.
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